No matter the time of day, the reason, or how you feel about your smile, it’s always alarming to see bleeding gums. What’s more alarming is when you allow yourself to start making tons of assumptions about what’s going on. We think there are some things you really need to consider about this symptom so that you can remain calm, cool, and collected (while protecting your smile).
Bleeding Means See Us Now
Do you see that you have bleeding gums? When this happens, it’s very easy to make a decision regarding what to do. The one definitive answer every time is: Schedule a dental visit with us. Done and done!
That Is, Unless…
Yes, bleeding gums mean you need to see us now. That is, unless you’ve already seen us and we’re getting you back on track with your preventive care. If you just came in to our practice and we sent you home with instructions to begin flossing again (because you haven’t been) and with additional details regarding improved brushing, we’ve likely also told you that you may experience a bit of bleeding. This should resolve quite quickly. Remember: This is only “okay” if we have just seen you!
Don’t Confuse What’s In The Sink…
It’s very easy to think you see that you’ve spit out some blood and as a result, you assume you have bleeding gums or a bleeding sore, etc. Begin by going through multiple details regarding what else might cause you to see red, pink, or a similar color. If you’ve eaten anything that’s red- or pink-hued, if you’re wearing a red or pink lipstick, or if you’ve been drinking something very pigmented within this color family, then this might be what’s going on. If not, come see us!
See Us If You Experience Bleeding Gums
Don’t pretend like everything is okay if you see bleeding gums. Instead, allow us to tell you what’s really happening when you set up an appointment. Come in for a visit in Conroe, TX by scheduling a visit with the Dental Centre of Conroe by calling (936) 441-4600. We serve patients from Conroe, Houston, The Woodlands, Willis, Montgomery, Magnolia, Huntsville, and the neighboring communities.